Contending Force Sighted

by on 13th Sep 2013

Have your pilum at the ready. Opposing forces have been spotted on approach and we have reliable information hard engagement will be met before long in the form of Parthian Wars, the latest expansion for Alea Jacta Est.

Parthian Wars is a turn based regional game with an emphasis on playability and historical accuracy. It is built on the renowned AGE game engine that makes it easy to learn yet hard to master.

The game features a map which covers the entire ancient Middle East, from Byzantium to the wild mountains of Persia and the Caucasus in the north, and the Arabian deserts and Persian Gulf in the south.

You play the part of the military and political leadership, guiding your nation to victory, through some of the toughest conflicts of the Ancient world, represented by 5 challenging scenarios.

Ageod's innovative engine offers Regional Decision Cards, Weather, Attrition, Supply and Fog of War options, over 200 new historical leaders and units on top of an already vast database and much more!

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There are 4 historical scenarios and an hypothetical one:

• The Carrhae Campaign 53BC - This scenario is about the attempt by the wealthy and ambitious Roman Triumvir Crassus to conquer the Parthian Empire in 53BC, and the ensuing events until the start of the Roman Civil War between Caesar and Pompeius in 50 BC.

• "What if" Caesar's Revenge 44 BC - This scenario is an hypothetical situation which simulates the campaign that Caesar had planned against the Parthians, before his assassination during the Ides of March 44 BC.

• Marcus Antonius 40 BC - This scenario covers the great Parthian offensive against the Roman East at the time of Marcus Antonius in 40 BC, and Rome's counter-offensive led by Ventidius Bassus.

• Traianus Imperator 114 AD - This scenario covers the great war led by Emperor Trajan against Parthia and Armenia in 114AD, with the aim of finally crushing and annexing both nations.

• Severus Strikes Back 197 AD - This scenario covers the Parthian offensive in the East while a civil war between Septimius Severus and Clodius Albinus takes place in the West, and in the second stage a violent counterstrike by Severus in 197 AD that led him far into the heart of Mesopotamia

This expansion will be available at both the Matrix Games and Slitherine camps no later than the 24th of October.

 

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Thorondor\
24 Oct 2013 - 4:01pm
Thorondor
The pacifist in you is certainly safe here, SV - playing yet more harmless games - like the following:

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Now available from either the Slitherine or Matrix Games' online stores.
Space Voyager\
24 Oct 2013 - 4:44am
Space Voyager
So much war, so much blood... Can't we all just... GET ALONG?

Oh, wait, The Sims were already done, sorry. Carry on with the slaughter.
Thorondor\
23 Oct 2013 - 4:22pm
Thorondor
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Ageod's Director, Mr.Philippe Thibaut now has Caesar's Revenge online, an Alea Jacta Est: Parthian Wars AAR.
Thorondor\
18 Oct 2013 - 5:13pm
Thorondor
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We are told to expect an upcoming "Caesar against the Parthians" AAR that will be:

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(...) featuring the "What if" Caesar's Revenge 44 BC Scenario.

This scenario is an hypothetical situation which simulates the campaign that Caesar had planned against the Parthians, before his assassination during the Ides of March 44 BC.

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In anticipation of its publication the first few images from it can now be viewed here.

 

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